March 20, 2016 at 9:20AM

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Will prices of old blackmagic cameras be Cut?

Will prices of old Blackmagic cameras be Cut? Will i be able to buy a new bmpcc for 500$?

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They won't cut but they also won't sell anymore.

Perhaps with the exception of some exotic models I think the (second hand) market for 1080p cameras is going to saturate and consequently prices will fall.

March 20, 2016 at 12:32PM

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Cary Knoop
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It will at some point, most likely late this year there will be another drop for a limited time. If they come out with a new pocket then the cam will have a drop and fade away.

March 23, 2016 at 10:14AM, Edited March 23, 10:14AM

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Chris Hackett
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I suspect they'll start phasing cameras out instead of giving them major price breaks. The BMCC and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K will be much less appealing options compared to the Ursa mini, and may be the first to go. The BMPCC still fills a niche not fulfilled by the Micro Cinema and Micro Studio cameras, so that may be the legacy model with a longest life span.

March 23, 2016 at 11:42AM, Edited March 23, 11:43AM

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Marc B
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I sure hope so. It would be awesome to pick up a Production 4k cam and a BMPCC for a nice price.

March 25, 2016 at 8:37AM

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Alex Everingham
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i am waiting too.....

March 25, 2016 at 9:37AM

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Ahmad
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We are all at best guessing, but my guess is that if the price falls on black magic cameras that only ones that have lots of batteries and extras will sell since no one will want to put money into them, then there is lots of competition that may well marginalize them as well.
I have a Canon HV20 that I paid about a grand for, it was the darling of indie filmmakers a few years back, it had its own website and tremendous interest in it. Anyone these days can buy a used one for $100. I am still amazed how terrific it can look and there are some wonderful films that were made with it like https://vimeo.com/9080438 but who wants to use tape anymore? then Cineform doesn't make the pulldown software anymore so all you get is 60p instead of doing pulldown and getting 24p out of the 60p stream. Yet they maintained value for a long time, a very desirable camera, but nowdays most people will not take it even for free. I suspect the BM cameras will be the same way. It is just likely we can better cameras for less money that look better and don't eat batteries etc. So that is my prediction.

March 17, 2017 at 2:36AM

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